Welcome to Cobtree Playschool

Cobtree Playschool was OFSTED inspected in May 2019. We were judged as GOOD overall, with OUTSTANDING personal development, behaviour and welfare.
As a registered provider of Nursery Education, we strive to provide the highest quality of care and education for all our children ensuring they are happy, safe and secure within our environment.

We are able to offer a service that can meet the needs of both Parents and Carers with children between the ages of 2 and 5, who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Cobtree Playschool has the facilities enabling the provision and support of specialist equipment, teaching and resources to encourage the children in their individual interests, learning and development. We effectively provide a stimulating and supporting environment for all, with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

Our children thrive knowing they have constant care support and encouragement from helpers, plus 1:1 guidance.
Who? Priority is given to pre-school children between the ages of 2-5 with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities.

When? Term-time only: Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm

Cost? £5.20 per hour

We are able to offer a maximum of 16 free government-funded hours for eligible 2 year-olds, and 3-4 year-olds.

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My Personal Story

My son has Autism and a severe speech and language delay. Another nursey was unable to meet my sons needs but Cobtree agreed to take him despite his difficulties and have been and continue to be amazing in providing and sourcing him the support he requires

Vicki Toon

Parent (June 2021)

Mainstream setting was unable to deal with our sons challenges and barriers.
Cobtree has been our saviour!

He has flourished with their expertise, compassion, understanding, patience & love. They have given us support as a family unit, and the fact we can leave him in their care with no worries is wonderful.

All the staff and volunteers really make such a lovely place for our children to start socialising and making friends to start their school years with a great confidence and baseline.

We are forever grateful to all that Cobtree has done; we will be sad for Tommy to leave.

Thank you.

Aimee Parker

Parent (June 2021)

Erin started Maidstone Mencap at a really difficult time for us as a family. Erin has a rare genetic disorder, complex epilepsy, global development delay and intellectual disability.

Erin’s transformation in the last year is clear to see and greatly due to the support from staff and their amazing volunteers. Erin runs into Maidstone Mencap and is clearly very happy there.

1 year later and we are all in a better place thanks to Maidstone Mencap.

Jaime McDonald

Parent (June 2021)

Playschool Information


Presentation for new parents

Playschool presentation ( new parent)


Click on links below to download forms:
Playschool Admission Form 2022
Playschool – Parent Guide
Early Years – Privacy Notice & Letter
Local government funding information for parents
FF2 Information Sheet for Parents & Carers


Playschool Dates 2021/22
Playschool Dates 2020/21
Playschool Dates 2019/20

(click on links above for Word docs)







4th Jan 2022

First day of Term



11th February 2022

Last day of Term

12th February 2022
to 20th February 2022

Half Term



21st February 2022

First day of Term



1st April 2022

Last day of Term

Cobtree Playschool term dates are based on the Guidance from the Kent Schools Standard Year for 2020/2021.
We are open on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only. We offer 3 Hours sessions between 10am-1pm
We offer the statutory 38 weeks, supporting the Terms & Conditions of the Early Years funding for 2, 3 & 4-year-olds.
** Where Bank Holidays fall during term time, parents (when able) can take up their 38-week entitlement of Mondays, on an alternative day.

Contact Playschool

For further information about Playschool, please call or email either Liane or Tina.

Office Telephone – 01622 670 464
Child and Young Person Welfare Manager – Liane Morris
Centre Coordinator – Tina Adams
Address: Cobtree Hall, Willington Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 8EB

Playschool office opening hours are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9am – 1pm

Office staff are usually available for enquiries Thursdays 9am – 1pm

Early Years, Nursery, Nurseries, Special Needs, SEN, Pre-school.